On Sunday, April 10th, River Community Church celebrated 10 years as a church with an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. that included free hotdogs and hamburgers, inflatables, a kids craft, and an opportunity for community members to explore improvements made to their building.
River Community Church ministry highlights over the last 10 years include planting Christ Fellowship in Baltic and helping plant Cornerstone Community Church in Brandon, being able to train five different pastors through their “student pastor” program, seeing many volunteers step into their first church leadership positions, making quarterly mission trips to Fort Thompson, participating in many community events, seeing numerous people express their faith in Jesus Christ through baptism, and seeing a group of people form into a loving church family.
River Community Church held their first public service on Easter, March 26th, 2006 in the gym of the elementary school. After about year, the church purchased and renovated the building at 406 East 4th Street that had previously been Pizza Ranch and is now currently Blooms on Main. After 7+ years in their 4th street location, River Community Church outgrew their space and purchased the old elementary school building, returning to their original worship facility.
River Community Church has made many improvements to their new building and grounds, including updating the kitchen, updating the fire alarm system, replacing doors, changing light fixtures, improving the landscaping, adding signage, painting, decorating, plumbing, and electric work. Future improvements include making changes to the sanctuary space, widening the entrance to the parking lot, and increasing the foyer area.
River Community Church shares it’s building with Haven and various other renters.